Proximity is important to Jordan

Rysheed Jordan

Rysheed Jordan recently took a handful of visits and is starting to close in on making a college choice. However the talented four-star recruit likely won't sign early.

Proximity means a lot to Rysheed Jordan.

According to his travel team coach Kamal Yard, Jordan, one of just 21 top 100 prospects still available in the 2013 class, plans to play his college basketball close to home.

"It's interesting because he was flip flopping in terms of what he wanted to do," Yard said about Jordan. "Does he stay away or does he stay close? For him he's not going to be more than a couple hours away."

"That's has kind of brought St. John's and Syracuse to the forefront because they are a short distance away," Yard added. "That has kind of brought those schools to forefront."

Jordan took a recent trip to St. John's and was able to spend time with their staff, as well as experience the trip from Philadelphia to New York City.

"He likes St. John's lot," Yard explained. "He got along with [Steve] Lavin and got along with Tony Chiles and their other assistants. He really liked it."

"He also liked the proximity," he added. "He got on the train and in hour and thirty minutes he was there. He liked the idea of that. He feels like St. John's is on the upswing. They have a lot of good players. He liked it a lot."

Jordan also took a recent trip to Syracuse. The Orangemen are pushing their Philadelphia connections with the talented four-star recruit.

"He liked Syracuse also," Yard said. "They have a Philly connections. They are almost like Philly U right now. He went up there and liked that a lot."

Jordan also took a recent visit to Rutgers. He was scheduled to go to UCLA, but opted to cancel the trip and likely won't reschedule.

"He's not going to go far way," Yard said. "St. John's, Syracuse, Temple and you have Rutgers. All of them are within three or fours. The hours and proximity are very important."

Although Jordan, a standout at Philadelphia (Pa.) Vaux Roberts, has taken visits to all of the schools involved, he likely won't be an early signee.

"I don't think he will sign in two weeks," Yard said. "Absolutely not. I think he'll make a commitment after that and will obviously sign in the spring time."

"I'm sure within the next six weeks he will making a decision," he added.

Jordan is ranked No. 51 overall in the 2013 recruiting class.

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